Goodbye to New Fabric Smells: (often formaldehyde, urea resins etc) Place in washing machine with enough water to cover, mix in 1 c. baking soda & 2 C. white viegar, & soak overnight. The next day, launder as usual, & repeat the process if you still detect odor.
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[March, 2012 UPDATE] – I noticed that since I’ve been using this homemade powder laundry detergent, my washing machine does not get mildew-y as fast. I read that liquid detergent coats the surface and makes it attract more lint and mildew. May be that’s the reason but since I’ve been using the powder detergent, my washing machine hasn’t been as dirty or mildew-y. More reason why I love my homemade powder detergent formula!
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